where did the name come from?

I'm sure some of you have wondered where the name and/or web address of my blog came from, and today I felt like sharing.

well, the headline "live every week like it's shark week" SHOULD be obvious...that was Tracy on 30 Rock. which is a hilarious show. and if you don't watch it, you should. ANYWAY, it's just because, well, I love Shark Week. I've been watching Shark Week every year since it started. It usually took place while I was in Sanibel with my family, and we grew up on it. Now, I force everyone around me to watch it too. Fact - I JUST deleted the last of Shark Week from August off my DVR 2 weeks ago.

the address - acceptanceenergyhappiness - was started by Emily. See, Emily got some of us these bracelets that are Brazilian, you tie three knots, and make three wishes, and when the bracelet falls off things come true. We decided to do words instead of wishes - things we wanted more of in our lives. So these are mine:
  • acceptance - meaning things like "wow this traffic really sucks, but nothing I can do about it, so might as well listen to the radio" - something I picked up from reading The Happiness Project (another thing you should check out, along with 30 Rock and Shark Week, if you haven't.)
  • energy - well, that's a given. I'm a Ph.D. student, babysitter, I work in a bookstore, I'm the president of the Graduate Student Association AND the social coordinator for said organization. I'm planning a wedding. and I make some effort to spend time with my friends and Chris, and talk to my family. Exercise...right, when I have time (that 10K is going to go really well...) but yeah, energy? that, I could use. Luckily, I've always been naturally high energy.
  • happiness - obvious. 

What would you pick as your three words/traits that you want more of in life?


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  2. Ok I have to repost because I misread your question and it totally sounded like I didn't have enough love in my life. My love-meter is just fine in fact.

    Things I want more of: time. contentness. plane rides.

    Time: duh.
    contentness: I have a bad habit of always looking at the next thing and not being content with what currently is.
    plane tickets: need to use up all my vacation somehow!

  3. Speaking of 30 Rock and another reason everyone should watch it. Last week they had Ben Bailey guest star! I am in love with Ben Bailey and any show that has him guest star is bad ass in my book!